The Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture is committed to promote environmentally and culturally sustainable development, making Lesotho the must visit tourism destination; through building a knowledgeable society, provision of high quality service and creation of enabling environment.


By 2023, the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture will be an effective and dynamic regulatory authority, delivering a unified approach to economic growth through responsible tourism development, conservation and promotion of Lesotho’s environmental and heritage resources.

Cherished Values

Values underpin the work of the Ministry and relationships with the society at large, social partners and other stakeholders. The following are the MTEC cherished values which will determine the operational principles to achieve the vision, mission and the slogan.

  • Patriotic – loyal to the country 
  • Innovative – come up with new ideas to address challenges 
  • Informative – provide useful up-to-date information  
  • Accountable – owning actions and decisions
  • Committed – performing beyond expectation
  • Professional – opting for best practices
  • Collaborative –  participatory approach